Basic Features of CLT Method

Basic Features of CLT Method  

(1)  CLT:  Meaning is paramount.

(2)  CLT:  Dialogs, if used, center around communicative functions and are not normally memorized.   

(3)  CLT:  Contextualization is a basic premise.

 (4)  CLT:  Language learning is learning to communicate.    

(5) CLT:  Effective communication is sought.

(6)  CLT:  Drilling may occur, but peripherially.

 (7)  CLT:  Comprehensible pronunciation is sought.

 (8)  CLT:  Any device which helps the learners is accepted – varying according to their age, interest, etc.

(9) CLT:  Attempts to communicate may be encouraged from the very beginning.

(10)  CLT:  Judicious use of native language is accepted where feasible.

(11)  CLT:  Translation may be used where students need or benefit from it.

(12) CLT:  Reading and writing can start from the first day, if desired.      

(13)  CLT:  The target linguistic system will be learned best through the process of struggling to communicate.

(14)  CLT:  Communicative competence is the desired goal.

 (15)  CLT:  Linguistic variation is a central concept in materials and methods.

(16)  CLT:  Sequencing is determined by any consideration of content function, or meaning which maintains interest.

 (17)  CLT:  Teachers help learners in any way that motivates them to work with the language.

 (18)  CLT:  Language is created by the individual often through trial and error.

 (21)  CLT:  The teacher cannot know exactly what language the students will use.

(22)  CLT:  Intrinsic motivation will spring from an interest in what is being communicated by the language.

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